#WFD – Minestrone soup

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POLOKWANE – Minestrone is a thick soup of Italian origin made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice, sometimes both. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes.

There is no set recipe for minestrone, since it is usually made out of whatever vegetables are in season. It can be vegetarian, contain meat, or contain a meat-based broth.


  1. 15ml olive oil
  2. 15ml margarine
  3. 2 onions, finely chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. 3 carrots, peeled and cubed
  6. 3 celery sticks, diced
  7. 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  8. 1 red pepper, diced (seeded)
  9. 250ml green beans, chopped
  10. 2 tins tomatoes, whole and peeled
  11. 1.5 lt water
  12. 3 x KNORR Vegetable Stock Pot
  13. 1 tin cannellini beans, drained
  14. 60g fusilli pasta


  1. Heat oil and margarine in a pot and add onions and garlic and cook till soft and golden.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, red pepper, green beans and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the water and KNORR Vegetable Stock pot, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and allow to simmer partially covered for 45 minutes
  4. Add the cannellini beans and pasta, and bring to the boil for 12 minutes
  5. Serve garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley

This recipe was provided by What’s for Dinner.

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